New Scientist magazine has an article about Hojun Song DS1SBO and his Open Source Satellite Initiative OSSI-1 CubeSat.
OSSI-1 is planned to launch in the 2nd quarter of 2013 into a 575 km 63° inclination orbit on a Soyuz-2-1b rocket from the Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan along with the Bion-M1, SOMP, BEESAT 2, BEESAT 3 and Dove-2 satellites. The Soyuz-2-1b launch had originally been planned for August 2012 but was delayed.
Hojun Song DS1SBO has spent 7 years developing his Open Source Satellite Initiative satellite OSSI-1. It has a beacon in the 145 MHz band, a data communications transceiver in the 435 MHz band and carries a 44 watt LED optical beacon to flash Morse Code messages to observers on Earth.
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In this 20 minute video Hojun Song DS1SBO and Donghee Park describe the Open Source Satellite Initiative amateur radio CubeSat OSSI-1.
Watch How OSSI-1 Satellite Works: General Overview
Watch the BBC TV report South Korean artist has high hopes for his homemade satellite http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19007475
Open Source Satellite Initiative (OSSI) http://opensat.cc/